Hounds Finding. [&] Hounds Throwing Off. [&] Hounds In Full-Cry. [&] Coming In At The Death.
Publish'd April 8th 1800, by H.h Humphrey, No. 27 St. James's Street, London.
Set of four hand coloured etchings. Fine colour. Sheet size: 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½") each. Trimmed inside plates.
A complete set of four hunting scenes with punning titles, with the same signatures and imprint on each. 'Hounds Finding'; A rider has been flung over his horse's head and lies on his face screaming. The horse falls into a deep ditch edged by a fence. From one pocket spouts the contents of a bottle of wine, from the other two hounds are tugging a chicken. 'Hounds Throwing-Off'; Three riders are being violently thrown off their horses, caused by the pack of hounds below. 'Hounds in Full-Cry'; A rider leans back in the saddle tugging at his rein. He is riding over the hounds which are yelping and squealing. Behind, an enormous splash. A horse immediately behind him rears. In the background to the right, a huntsman stands holding out a fox by the tail to the hounds. Published by Hannah Humphrey (1745 - 1818), publisher of expensive satirical prints, especially by Gillray who worked for her exclusively from 1791, and who lived in her house for the last twenty years of his life.
[Ref: 36667] £1,450.00